Number of Girl Guides in 2011
I promise that I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the Queen and my country and help other people, and To keep the Guide Law.
Solomon Islands Guide Law
- A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
- A Guide is helpful.
- A Guide is polite and considerate.
- A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
- A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
- A Guide is obedient.
- A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
- A Guide makes good use of her time.
- A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people.
- A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.
I promise I will do my best: To do my duty to God, To serve the Queen and my country and help other people, and To keep the Brownie Guide Law.
A Brownie Guide thinks of others before herself and does a good turn every day.
Development of the Movement
The first Guide company in the Solomon Islands was started in 1949 by a missionary teacher at a school in Santa Isabel, but the company disbanded when the teacher moved on. In 1957 the wife of the High Commissioner of the Western Pacific High Commission suggested that Guiding should be restarted in the Solomon Islands. A Commissioner was appointed and a Brownie pack soon formed.
In 1958 the first Guide company was registered with the Guide Association (UK).
After a visit by a trainer from the United Kingdom in 1963, more companies and packs were opened and handbooks, prepared with the help of the Girl Guides Association of New Zealand, were introduced.
Although Guiding has now spread to the larger islands, where the Girl Guides Association of the Solomon Islands hopes to start companies and packs in all schools, the difficulties experienced in communicating with, and travelling to, the smaller islands has hindered the development of Guiding there.